44. Eviction Notice


A: I received an eviction notice from you, and I don't understand what it means.

B: Well, you are behind in your rent; it's a 30-day notice to vacate.

A: You can't make me move just for being late with my rent.

B: You have been late with your rent several times now. I am filing suit for back rent to protect myself.

A: Are you throwing me out?

B: This notice is to let you know that you will be evicted by a sheriff if you don't make good on your rent.

A: If I catch up on my rent, can I stay?

B: You can stay if you catch up and stay caught up. Otherwise, I will find another renter.

A: I will go get the money right now.

B: Thank you. Please make sure that you pay with cash or a cashier's check.


A: I opened my mail, found this eviction notice, and don't know what to do with it.

B: Actually, it is a 30-day notice to vacate the premises.

A: Just for being a few days late?

B: This isn't the first time you have been considerably late with the rent. I need to start the procedure to evict you.

A: Are you taking my apartment away?

B: This is a notice to inform you that the sheriff will evict you in 30 days if you do not pay up on your rent.

A: Can I keep the apartment if I pay my rent in full?

B: You can keep the apartment if you stay caught up on your rent. Otherwise, I need to find someone who can make the payments.

A: I will go write a check right now.

B: Thank you. I will need a cashier's check or cash, please.


A: What is this eviction notice for?

B: The notice you received is a 30-day notice to vacate.

A: Are you kidding me?

B: I mentioned to you before that you need to keep up with your rent. This notice to evict is letting you know that I mean business.

A: You can't just throw me out on the street!

B: You have 30 days to catch up on your rent, or a sheriff will evict you.

A: Will you still throw me out if I make the rent payment?

B: You can stay, but you might think about looking for a less expensive living arrangement if you are having trouble making the payments.

A: I am going to take care of the rent payment right now.

B: Thank you. The payment needs to be in the form of cash or a cashier's check.

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